“It is time for something new” in Danish design says Maria Bruun

A new generation of Danish designers is helping the country move on from midcentury modern, according to Copenhagen-based designer Maria Bruun. Bruun says that, in the aftermath of the financial crisis, the Danish design market became very focused on the work of modernist masters like Arne Jacobsen or Verner Panton, as these were seen as […]

IKEA mattresses used to build pop-up bar at Chart fair in Copenhagen

A bar made out of old IKEA mattresses has won the architecture prize at Chart 2019, ahead of structures built from latex, salt, paper and jute fabric. Sultan is one of five food and drinks kiosks built by young Danish architects and students for an exhibition at Chart, an art and design fair that took place […]

Henning Larsen tops Danish sewage works with park

A green roof with meandering pathways disguises this weathering steel water treatment facility, which Henning Larsen has completed on the island of Zealand, Denmark. Named the Solrødgård Water Treatment Plant, the building contains a recycling centre and wastewater treatment plant for the city of Hillerød, and is topped by a public urban park. Henning Larsen designed the rooftop […]

Pétanque is played inside Boulebar restaurants by Bornstein Lyckefors

Architecture studio Bornstein Lyckefors has designed a series of restaurants in Sweden and Denmark that centre around a terrain for playing pétanque. Gothenburg-based Bornstein Lyckefors has created the interiors for six Boulebar venues, in the cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg, Örebro and Copenhagen. Bornstein Lyckefors has designed six Boulebar venues Each one has its own design […]

Christoffersen Welling Architects reinterprets Danish barn as cedar-clad home

Christoffersen Welling Architects has designed a house in the Danish countryside for a family and their pet falcons. Conceived as a simple reinterpretation of traditional Danish barns, the home consists of three individual cedar-clad structures – the home itself, a barn for the falcons and a building containing a workshop space. Set within a green, wooded […]

Christensen & Co designs Corten cube for Danish utility company

Danish practice Christensen & Co have designed a Corten steel-clad cube in Denmark to house the offices of sustainable energy suppliers Helsingør Utility that blends in with the industrial structures that surround it. Aptly named The Cube, the project was based on a concept of “interdisciplinary collaboration”, providing not only office space but a customer […]

Copenhagen’s Yaffa restaurant takes cues from bustling French cafes

Multi-disciplinary design studio Frama used mismatched wooden chairs and concrete surfaces to create a Middle Eastern version of the humble French bistro inside this Copenhagen restaurant. Set within Copenhagen’s historic Gråbrødretorv square, Yaffa has been transformed from a characterless concrete basement into a warm and inviting space decked out in tactile materials. The restaurant takes […]

Axel Arigato looks to brutalism for interiors of Copenhagen flagship

The monolithic concrete forms associated with brutalist architecture inspired the interiors of Axel Arigato‘s Copenhagen flagship store, which the shoe brand has designed in collaboration with Christian Halleröd. Located a stone’s throw from Copenhagen’s main shopping street, Strøget, Axel Arigato‘s Danish flagship features blocky grey interiors that “blend brutalism with minimalism”. “I approach our store […]

Viking-style seaweed thatch updated into prefab panelling

Traditional Danish seaweed thatching could be updated into a sustainable contemporary building material, according to research by Kathryn Larsen. Copenhagen School of Business and Design student Larsen became interested in the potential for seaweed architecture after studying the Viking practice of thatching roofs using eelgrass on the island of Læsø. “Eelgrass is a fantastic material that […]

Sigurd Larsen completes treetop hotel cabin

Sigurd Larsen has wrapped a cabin around a living tree in a Danish forest to create the first room of a hotel designed for Løvtag. Perched eight metres above the floor of its forest site 0n the Danish peninsula of Als Odde, the cabin is the first of nine that Sigurd Larsen  is designing for Løvtag. The cabins will be […]

Louisa Grey draws on the senses for installation inside Copenhagen’s Frama store

London designer Louisa Grey has curated a series of meditative spaces inside the Copenhagen store of Danish lifestyle brand Frama, for an installation inspired by the body’s five senses. Louisa Grey – who heads up her own London studio House of Grey – curated the Senses installation for Frama using a mix of the brand’s […]

Valbæk Brørup Architects designs barrel-vaulted cabin in Danish forest

A barrel-vault topped with corrugated steel forms the dramatic pine living space within this summer cabin near the town of Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark. Designed by Copenhagen studio Valbæk Brørup Architects the cabin, called Vibo Tværveh and reminiscent of an agricultural structure, is 200 metres from the coast and surrounded by forest. “We wanted to create a house with a […]

Henning Larsen unveils plans to revive Esbjerg Bypark

Henning Larsen has revealed plans to revive a neglected park in the city of Esbjerg, Denmark, by extending an existing amphitheatre to create a giant staircase between the city and its port. Spanning 30,000-square-metres, the Esbjerg Bypark project proposes restoring and enhancing the park’s existing features, including a grassy amphitheatre and concrete bunkers, to create event […]

BIG reveals visuals of pagoda-like hotel for Copenhagen’s Tivoli amusement park

BIG has revealed visuals of the “whimsical” plant-covered H C Andersen Hotel it has designed for the Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen. Named after the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, the hotel will consist of a stack of 18 misaligned storeys that extend from Tivoli Castle – the theme park’s event venue that BIG […]

Aarstiderne Arkitekter transforms 19th-century bank into Paustian showroom

Ornate gold columns and chequered marble floors nod to the past life of Danish furniture brand Paustian’s latest showroom, which has opened in central Copenhagen. The Paustian showroom takes over a now-defunct bank that dates back to 1868. It has been designed by Danish architecture practice Aarstiderne Arkitekter to celebrate its decadent historic features. Located in […]

Menu and Norm Architects complete Copenhagen hotel that doubles as a showroom

Design brand Menu has teamed up with architecture studio Norm Architects on The Audo, a hotel in Copenhagen where cosy, earth-toned guest suites double up as show spaces for new furniture and homeware. The Audo encompasses Menu‘s headquarters, along with 10 guest suites that are all dressed with the brand’s range of furniture, lighting and home […]

Muuto expands Copenhagen offices with new pastel-coloured workspaces

Danish furniture brand Muuto has expanded its existing Copenhagen offices, creating a showroom and a series of versatile workspaces decked out in pastel hues. The headquarters are set above the bustling shopping street of Østergade in central Copenhagen, and plays host to Muuto‘s offices and showroom. Measuring 1,400 square metres, the three-level space provides a […]

Hay debuts new homeware collection inside ornate 18th-century palace in Copenhagen

Danish brand Hay has unveiled its latest range of furniture and homeware, in a pop-up co-working space installed inside Copenhagen’s Lindencrone Mansion for 3 Days of Design. For the duration of the design festival, which took place from 23 to 25 May, the 18th-century palace was transformed into an exhibition space that showcased a mix […]

Karimoku launches architect-designed furniture collection

Japanese furniture manufacturer Karimoku has launched a sister brand, Karimoku Case Study, which will offer collections of pared-back furniture pieces designed by architects. Karimoku Case Study was unveiled during 3 Days of Design in an apartment-style exhibition space in the Norm Architects-designed Kinfolk Gallery. Its inaugural collection, titled Kinuta, comprises eight pieces produced by locally-based […]

Bjarke Ingels and Simon Frommenwiler create pink Puzzle House installation

Architects Bjarke Ingels and Simon Frommenwiler have teamed up to create a brightly hued house-shaped installation in Copenhagen, Denmark, as part of 3 Days of Design. The installation is situated in the back garden of Copenhagen’s Swiss embassy, a regular participating venue in 3 Days of Design and organisers of Architecture in Residence – a […]

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